Changing the way classical online concerts happen.
Classical music concerts don’t have to be background music. Especially online concerts. We believe online concerts can be just as stimulating and enjoyable as the real deal.
If you’ve never been to an online classical music concert, you might be intimidated by the thought of sitting in front of a computer for an hour. Or you might think it’s a waste of time.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Quest Concerts is here to bring a memorable evening for you, you and a date, you and your family, or you and your friends!
Concerts are full-length (approximately 1.5 hours) and involve not only incredible performers, but a storyline and activities to do during the concert.
These “escape-room-style” concerts take you on a journey, whether it’s Night At The Museum or Time Travel or Princess Rescue, where you’ll be given clues to solve, puzzles to figure out, and some background knowledge of the pieces performed.
You’ll be working to escape from the virtual rooms in 15 minute segments, with different performers and works played in every room.
Performances are held over Zoom with clues on the website.
Join us for an exceptional evening, grab a glass of wine (or sparkling grape juice) and book your tickets now!
Alyssa Tong, Founder & Executive Director
Alyssa Tong, Director
Exciting experiences await you! Enjoy a “Night At the Museum” and learn about composers, or “Travel Through Time” and hear the music transform before your very eyes!
Minutes of music
Night At The Museum: Episode I
Explore 3 different composers and some of their best-loved works as you attempt to solve clues and riddles hidden in their music and their life in order to escape from the museum. Don’t get stuck there forever!
- Ludwig Van Beethoven
- Johann Sebastian Bach
- Frederic Chopin
Price Per Computer
Night at the Museum: Episode II
Attempt to escape from the museum before you get stuck there by solving virtual clues and getting an in-depth understanding of the music.
- Frédéric Chopin
- Eugene Ysaÿe
- Camille Saint-Saëns
Price Per Computer
Time Travel: Episode I
You’ve been sent to the past and the only way to get back to the present is to solve clues hidden in the music. Keep your eyes and ears open!
- George Telemann
- Robert Schumann
- Dmitri Shostakovich
Price Per Computer
Time Travel: Episode II
This time, you haven’t been sent back ALL the way. You’ll be starting from the 1800s and working to the present…don’t mess up!
- Maurice Ravel
- Living Composers
- Zoltan Kodaly
Price Per Computer
What makes Quest Concerts special?
Enjoy an approachable classical concert
Part of our mission is to make classical music accessible to everyone! And it starts in the virtual concert hall. Classical music can seem boring or even hoity-toity but this concert makes your listening experience fun, engaging, and understandable. You’ll close your computer with a deeper appreciation of the music!
Interactive and engaged listening
By having a live performance that shares information about the piece in the clues, you’ll be actively engaged in the music. No more dozing off or wondering when it’s going to end. In fact, some of the clues will tell you exactly what to listen for in the music!
We’re the FIRST escape room concert!
There are no classical music escape rooms out there – be one of the first to enter ours, if you dare! Some clues may be harder than others, but you are sure to be challenged with riddles, puzzles, and more!
Such a fun experience, getting to see incredible performances live on Zoom and also solving clues! The escape room portion made my brain work in the best way possible. Hope to come to another concert!
HOW IT WORKS
You’ll enjoy full works in short bursts from our talented lineup of classical musicians who hail from Juilliard, New England Conservatory, etc.
Experience a virtual concert with your fellow Questers, then break out into smaller groups to tackle the clues!
From Your Living Room
No need to leave your home or even dress up, if you don’t want to! Stream it from the comfort of your own home.
Stretch your mind with clues that will challenge and excite you. You’ll be solving riddles, many different puzzles, and clues.
Complete the escape room with your friends – either on the same computer or many! Discounts available for groups.
Reserve an entire room for your special occasion (or no occasion at all!) so you and your party can solve clues together.
You can attend from your computer alone, or a computer and a tablet/phone, or stream directly to a larger screen TV and use your phone!
High Quality Music
The audio quality of the performances will be high; you’ll enjoy stellar performances with fantastic audio.
You may hear pieces of music you’ve never heard before. Enjoy a full performance – no snippets allowed!
We encourage you to attend the concert on your computer and complete the clues on a phone/tablet or on the same computer. For a smooth experience, ensure your WiFi speeds are more than 50 mbps download and 10 mbps upload. Ideally, connect to ethernet for the fastest and smoothest experience.
We do not offer refunds post-performance. Refunds may be offered if the performance is more than 24 hours away. In the event of a cancellation by Quest Concerts, refunds will be issued as well as the option to choose a different date or time.
Our expectations are simple: show your appreciation for the performers by clapping, keep your cameras on, and enjoy the concert!
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What to Expect
Wondering what the concert will be like?
Each concert will feature 3 performances with 3 separate artists, usually performing a full work. Sometimes, they will perform several shorter works or selections from a long work. Each segment will last 12-15 minutes.
Before each segment...
You will see a short video to give a bit of background on your quest and help orient you to the concert format. Additionally, you may meet some composers or friends of composers, who will give an introduction to the piece.
You’ll also receive a Quest Guide that will help you listen for specific things in the music that may help you solve clues.
After each performance...
You will be directed into a Zoom breakout room with up to 9 other participants. Each room will have a private gamemaster to help guide you, who will also release the quest portion of the performance. You’ll need a password to get into each webpage with the clues, which will be given to you by your gamemaster.
You’ll receive the link to a webpage with clues and questions to answer. It’s your job to connect the dots and figure out the questions! Clues will range from crossword puzzles, to maps, to dates, to rebuses, and more. Depending on the difficulty level of the room, clues may be hidden well or relatively easy. You will not ever need to Google an answer.
15 minutes is allotted for the clue portion.
If you finish early...
Head back to the main room, where the performer will be chatting about their experience performing the piece and working on it. The performer will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about music, themselves, or the piece.
We also have a leaderboard for those that finish clues early.
From the performer...
The performer will play 12-15 minutes of music. Programs will be posted in the Zoom chat with their biography information as well as the piece selections they are performing.
At the end...
We hope you will have completed all the clues and escaped! There will be a short conclusion and performers will be happy to answer any questions you have. Don’t be a stranger and come to another concert!
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COVID is the perfect time to try online experiences…don’t miss this one!